Russian Poetry V - Alexey Koltsov - Old Man's Song

Old Man's Song
Aleksey Koltsov (1809-1842AD)

I shall saddle my horse,
And on my fast horse
I shall gallop and fly,
Than a hawk more light,
Across fields, over sea,
To lands far away.
I shall summon and find
My lost youth again.
I'll be strong, I'll be great
In the youth once mine.
And again I shall please
Lovely young maidens.
But alas! is no road
To what's past recall.
Never, never shall rise
The sun out of the west!

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